Author Archives: thielelyn

Do we value what we’re given?

It’s surprising what the dead leave behind! These leavings show us what they valued, or  what might have been discarded if death hadn’t overtaken them… I’ve had to sort a few objects belonging to various family members. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Who Cares about Jesus at Christmas?

Christmas traditions have changed over the years. Perhaps they’ve always been changing, and it’s only lately that I’ve noticed! As a child, I lived in a street where most of the people went to church, and believed in the story … Continue reading

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Two Lost Sheep

An incident, two actually, happened in the Salvation Army Opportunity Shop the other day. I was walking between the racks of pre-loved clothing, and saw a little two-year-old boy, crying and rushing through the aisles. Earlier, I’d noticed him in his … Continue reading

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Hanging On to Things

We have one skinny Bobie Bobie tree in our garden. It’s a rare variegated Australian one. We’re hoping it will eventually cover some of the dull paling fence outside our bedroom window. Another name for it is Phebalium squameum variegatum, … Continue reading

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Steps for Old Bones

Ever since I broke my hip five years ago, I’ve been careful to watch my steps (see my Blog Post from May 2015 – Everyday Things). It was no fun to hit the floor and be unable to stand up again. … Continue reading

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Keeping It Looking Loved

‘You’ve got the cleanest rubbish bins in the whole of the city’. The Council employee grinned at the elderly lady as he replaced her bins on the nature-strip, and pressed the lids down. The big truck clattered behind them while … Continue reading

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Be Ready! Don’t Miss the Connections!

Last Sunday morning, after checking my emails, I saw the time on my computer – 9.30 am. I realised it was getting late, so I shut down while my husband headed to his den to pray. ‘It’s a quarter to ten’, … Continue reading

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Be Ready! Don’t Miss the Connections!

Last Sunday morning, after checking my emails, I saw the time on my computer – 9.30 am. I realised it was getting late, so I shut down while my husband headed to his den to pray. ‘It’s a quarter to ten’, … Continue reading

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A Premature Addition

As I begin to write this post today, I realise it’s the date that was originally set for the birth of our newest family member. But we didn’t expect him to arrive at 30 weeks! Very small, very lightweight, but very … Continue reading

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Thinking about Heaven

Lately I’ve been wondering about heaven. Some people have great confidence in their ideas on the way it will be: who we’ll know there, what we’ll do, and how we’ll feel. But I’m not so sure about some of those … Continue reading

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